Used Car of the Day: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2017 jeep wrangler rubicon recon

Sometimes, when new cars are too expensive, you can buy lightly used for a little bit less money. This 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon might qualify.

For $43K, you can get into a Wrangler with a manual transmission and the Recon package.

Other features include power locks and windows, keyless entry, remote start, leather seats, heated front seats, automatic climate control, the usual Rubicon off-road features (front sway-bar disconnect, front and rear locking differentials), LED headlights, black hardtop, and steel bumpers.

The Recon package adds things like 35-inch tires, a winch mounting plate, aftermarket skid plates, a four-inch lift kit, premium audio, new springs, and 4:10 axles.

Our seller is in Ohio. Check out this Jeep here.

[Images: Seller]

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Feb 02, 2023

    Second picture: Do you like pegboard storage? (I don't.)

    • Flameded Flameded on Feb 24, 2023

      Certainly appears practical in this application...

  • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Feb 02, 2023

    I learned a long time ago to never buy a heavily modified vehicle. Far too many people lack the necessary mechanical engineering skills to know when they've screwed something up.

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    • Tom Tom on Feb 24, 2023

      Lou_BC what you are telling is a disaster. I've decided to go for a 2017 Recon Edition but with a factory lift of half inch. When reading other JK related posts it should be more than I'd normally need for a sort of family off-roading in the mountains all seasons really which is what I'm going to do. I've seen a bunch of Sports, Sports S, Sahara being sold at cheap but decided to put some extra $'s and go for a full package with Recon Edition and I hope this was a wise thing to do :-)

  • FreedMike I'm going to rebadge my Jetta as an Audi and drink in the profits.
  • Kwik_Shift Looks HyunKia-ish.
  • MrIcky Seems like TTAC writers really want a ford sedan. I remember all the wailing and gnashing of teeth when the fusion went away. It's not an interesting car except to journos and just not what the general population requires. Time to let go.
  • MrIcky Seems like a Mustang for Mustang fans to talk about with other Mustang fans. I just went to the Corvette configutor and built a 2LT Z51 for 79,540, a base 1LT is $65k. Both are arguably nicer, and certainly better performers than this. If a Mustang is going to play in that bracket it has to do something different to beef up the emotional appeal. The supercharger did that, the flat plane crank that revved to >8k (if they worked out the bugs) does that. A 'regular' Mustang V8 with some parts out of the Ford Catalogue doesn't seem to be worth the >60k range.
  • Kcflyer For anywhere over 60k I'm buying a C8 which will run rings around any mustang ever made. I'm a huge mustang fan but......sorry. Now show me a GT with the "good" manual discounted to 40 grand and we can talk.